Ja'Dell Davis

Researcher and Evaluator (WEC)

Ja'Dell Davis is a Researcher and Evaluator within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).

Ja’Dell leads the development, review, and testing of the Racial Equity Rubric and Toolkit in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and their Evidence Based Improvement Strategies that focus on addressing root causes for racial inequality in student outcomes. Ja’Dell also supports projects centered on knowledge mobilization (among educators throughout Wisconsin) and youth-engaged research and evaluation. These projects complement and inform her work as a researcher and practitioner with interests in community-based research and evaluation, the sociology of education, and out-of-school time/afterschool programs as critical learning contexts.

Ja’Dell earned her Ph.D (and MS) in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with training as part of the WCER Evaluation Clinic and the Interdisciplinary Training Program (quantitative research methods). She also holds a Master’s in Teacher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Ja’Dell’s dedication to her current research and evaluation work is an extension ofher experience as a public school teacher in Philadelphia and a youth worker/college access professional in New York City.

Contact Information

Phone: (608) 262-8776
Office: 453 Ed Sciences